Laurie Sloane   Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Over the past 30 years, a combination of diverse professional experiences and extensive training have made me the therapist I am today. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Social Work, I have participated in continuing education courses and seminars to ensure that I am incorporating the latest in psychoanalysis into treatment plans.

I joined the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC), a post-graduate training institute, and served as the Executive Director for 10 years. During my tenure, I taught and supervised candidates, developed an internship program for graduate students, and worked to establish guidelines for training and licensure in New York.  My expertise is broad and far-reaching.

My current areas of specialty are: 

Therapy for Young Adults

Of late, more attention has been focused on the well-being of anxious, depressed and suicidal students on college campuses. I have worked with many students trying to adjust to life away from home. The social and academic pressures of college can bring about the emergence of major mental illness and addiction that needs to be addressed with the proper treatment. In addition to individual sessions, I also offer group treatment to college students and young adults.

Therapy for Women of all ages

I have extensive experience in counseling women of all ages who suffer from eating disorders. Today, there are a variety of treatments available; I’m able to help navigate through the options and figure out which will work best on a case by case basis.

As baby boomers are aging, they are learning that menopause no longer spells the end. Life after 65 continues to be an important, yet often overlooked part of adult development. I’m able to offer support in either individual or group therapy sessions for women navigating midlife and beyond.

Therapy for Veterans

I am affiliated with Here to Help Military and Families, a Long Island group that offers free counseling to returning veterans and their families. I offer a holistic approach to treatment; for both veterans returning from combat, suffering from the effects of trauma and PTSD, as well as their families, who are struggling to understand how difficult reentry into civilian life can be.

What can you gain from therapy?

Connection to others

Over the past 30 years, I’ve learned a lot about relationships and the value in sharing our thoughts and feelings with friends and partners. Knowing we are being listened to, valued and understood is crucial to emotional wellbeing.

Hope for the future

Therapy is a process. Though there is often no simple, quick solution, it provides a safe space to explore emotions, thoughts, and actions in an in-depth and meaningful way, to eventually bring about change.

Growth and change

Through continued treatment, therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool in helping to significantly improve your quality of life and outlook.

Call me today at 212-413-7088 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

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College Students Should Consider Groups for Support

supportHow much of your day is spent going from one course to the next, juggling friends, and trying to make it through the day? It can be frustrating to deal with so much stress during the normal course of the day, but this is very common for college students. If you are struggling right now, it is always best to talk about the way you feel and get the support you need in a one-on-one environment with a psychotherapist.

However, many college students benefit from attending groups, too.

How Can Groups Help You?

College students are busy and they do not always have the time to think about and make good decisions for their future. In a group setting, though, it is possible to do this. For example, you may be frustrated with a dozen things happening in your life now. When you attend a group session, not only can you share your frustrations, but you can hear and respond to those that other people are dealing with as well. You can hear how your peers are working through the same struggles you are having. And, you can offer the support and advice that others need as well. Group settings are less formal, easier to open up in for many younger students, and readily available.

How Can You Get Help?

If you are in college and struggling to keep up, battling anxiety, or just feeling overwhelmed, look for psychotherapy type groups. These are talk groups that may deal with specific struggles or overall anxiety. Short-term therapy like this, between your semesters vent, can give you the ability to better focus during those intense months when school is on. You may also want to consider summer group sessions.

You’ll be able to devote more time to the situation and to meeting your needs in these instances. And, it is a more relaxed atmosphere, one that you may feel better about being a part of.


You can always get support and guidance when you turn to a therapist. However, if you do not want that one-on-one experience just yet, now may be a good time to look into how group settings can help you. It may be possible to find options on campus, but you can always call our offices to schedule some time with our group sessions as well. Get ahead by taking a step back into these programs.

If you’re a college student or a parent, and think you may benefit from group counseling, contact me to schedule a free consultation at 212-413-7088 or email me at